Sunday night, the L.A. Times' 2013 Hero Complex Film Festival closed with a celebratory tribute to "The X-Files," in its 20th-anniversary year. Episodes were shown and "Hero Complex" editor
In celebration of this celebration, I wrote an essay, posted Sunday in Hero Complex, on the influential paranormal procedural, its look, its people, and my own preference, as a viewer, for fuzziness over certainty. Excerpts:
On the series' aesthetic: "Even more than 'Twin Peaks,'
On the pairing of David Duchovny (as Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (as Dana Scully): "Both Duchovny and Anderson had a softness, even a sleepiness, superficially at odds with their roles as
Meanwhile, enjoy this fan-made video romp through some signature Scully and Mulder moments.